Epoxies are also very customizable

A long time ago, in a land far away, epoxy floor coatings did not exist! Before epoxies came into the market, homeowners typically attempted to protect their garage floor with paint. Although paint was able to provide a very moderate amount of protection, it is nothing compared to epoxy, mostly because it adds absolutely no structural integrity to the concrete itself.

Concrete has a porous nature which enables paint to absorb into the concrete. However, due to this porous nature, other fluids are easily absorbed into concrete which cause very unsightly stains. These stains are often impossible to repair as well which is very unfortunate for any homeowner. Paint can help to make these stains less severe, but it cannot prevent them.

Although paint seems like a decently quick fix for all of concrete’s problems, it requires a lot of maintenance. This can cause the cost to add up over time, especially because the garage faces a lot of wear and tear. This means that you might have to reapply your concrete paint multiple times each year.

Luckily, epoxies were introduced into the marketplace not too long ago. Epoxy coatings have changed the future of concrete protection because they provide many different qualities that concrete needs to last a long time while still looking its best. In order to ensure that epoxies add structural integrity to the floor, it is imperative to call in a professional to apply the epoxy. Proper application from a professional is the only way to make sure that your floor is given the best, most protective coverage as possible.

With a range of transparencies, colors and textures, you can customize your floors completely. Logos and symbols can also be added. Whether it’s your home or your business, you can pick and choose your floors from start to finish. Your epoxy will then be applied after a thorough cleaning and preparing of your floors. The preparation is almost more important than the application itself which is why it must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before the epoxy is applied.

Thankfully, epoxies have transformed how we protect our concrete. Although paint provided a few benefits, epoxy provides next level protection, customization, and durability. Investing in an epoxy will save a lot of time and expense over the years because it won’t need a new application for quite some time. This is why it is so much better now that epoxy has entered the market.